Preachers Murder Trial

Angel Marie Whitley Murdered

It took a 12-member Geneva County jury an hour to come up with a verdict in the Steven Preachers murder trial.

The 34-year-old was convicted of capital murder in the June 2003 beating death of Angel Whitley.

Preachers slammed the toddler, head-first into a bedroom dresser.

Prosecution witnesses testified that he killed the girl when she wouldn't stop crying.

The victim's mother along with District Attorney Kirk Adams say justice was served.

Following the guilty verdict, the judge sentenced Preachers to life in prison without the possibility of parole.